Every athlete follows a pathway
From entry into physical activity and sport through development and growth to the pursuit of high performance and more
But not all pathways are created equal
Athletes may choose different pathways from entry-level through to sport for life
The Long-Term Athlete Development model is a pathway
designed to maximize the opportunity for each athlete's success
We have many options for grassroots programs to get KIDS AND ADULTS
on the water skiing or
wakeboarding or wakesurfing
RIP N RIDE PROGRAM
Rip 'N Ride is our National
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
This program is designed to teach everyone the skills needed
to have FUN on the water
from qualified trained coaches
ALBERTA RIPPERS PROGRAM
Alberta Rippers is our grassroots program that provides opportunities for KIDS to participate in CLINICS AND CAMPS in Alberta to experience water skiing or wakesurfing or wakeboarding and staying active
Do you LIVE THE LAKE LIFE?
Are you passionate about
getting on the water?
We are looking for Lake Ambassadors
to help spread the word and help increase the awareness of our programs
Does this sound like you?
INDOOR POOL PROGRAMS
This INDOOR POOL WATER SKI PROGRAM in Fort McMurray will introduce new participants to towed watersports in a safe and barrier-free environment. The program will use an indoor winch and will be available year round and is the first indoor water ski program in North America
JUNIOR SLALOM PROGRAM
Are you a slalomer skier?
RECREATION OR COMPETITIVE?
Are you 21 and under?
NOT on the WSWA Junior Team
Looking for a place to ski?
Then this program is for you
At Predator Bay Water Ski Club
ADULT REC PROGRAMS
Learning to ski is not just for kids !
Are you an adult looking for some water ski lessons?
Learn to ski or develop some skills?
We have some ADULT CLINICS
Check us out!
We are coming in strong in 2021 with our NEW ADAPTIVE PROGRAM.
We are offering "Give it a Go Days" for those disabled athletes to introduce them to the sport of water skiing, wakeboard and wakesurf.
Find out more here
Participate in the Competitive Stream for Water Ski Events and Wake Events
Apply to be part of our WSWA Junior Teams for Water Ski & Wake
INTRODUCTION TO THE
LONG TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (LTAD)
Waking Up Champions is Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada's LTAD that presents a general framework for optimal skier/rider development. The framework provides guidelines for appropriate training, competition and recovery environments for athletes, based on developmental age – the maturation level of an individual – rather than simply chronological age.
Waking Up Champions addresses the needs of all participants, regardless of age, ability or interest. It recognizes the need to promote a physically active lifestyle, of making informed healthy choices, and of being “Active for Life”.
These guidelines have been developed for the sport as a whole. The various sections within this document refer to an overall pathway of seamlessly linked and often overlapping stages through which a skier/rider progresses as he or she matures.
Coaches, instructors, parents, educators, officials and participants must apply these guidelines with a degree of flexibility to ensure that the water ski/wakeboard experience is optimized for all participants.
Each skier/rider has unique physical, mental, emotional, and social needs and
requires individualized programming and evaluation by qualified, accredited professionals.